Monday, February 26, 2007

Breastfeeding censored by Myspace

News reaches me of a campaign by a mother on Myspace who had a breastfeeding picture removed from her site by the moderators.

They said: “We can't have certain kinds of pics (nude/sexually suggestive photos, violent images, etc.) on the site. Our site is an all-ages site, and we have users as young as 14, so all images must be PG rated. If you continue to violate our policies, we may be forced to remove your account.”

Before we get too irate, let’s note that it is brilliant that Myspace takes its duty of care for children seriously in vetting all images posted on the site. With the site so popular there must be a great deal to check and their checking system may not show the picture in context. So this standard email could have been fired off with a knee-jerk click (if such a thing exists), by a busy employee who saw some bare flesh.

Let’s hope so.

My blog appears on the blogger site and Myspace. So here is a little test. Pictures from our 2007 breastfeeding calendar. This is bought by health trusts for display in clinics, as well as supporters and members of the general public, so we can safely say the images are not only PG, but U (universal).

If you want them without the copyright notices, you need to buy our calendar, which is available in our on-line Virtual Shop.

January 2007 picture


February 2007 picture

February 2007

March 2007 picture

March 2007

April 2007 picture

April 2007

May 2007 picture

May 2007

June 2007 picture

June 2007

July 2007 picture

July 2007

August 2007 picture

August 2007

September 2007 picture


October 2007 picture

October 2007

November 2007 picture

November 2007

December 2007 picture

December 2007

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